In the EU, the ACP fruit and vegetable sector is facing new challenges in terms of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) compliance. To ensure that producers and support services have the necessary capacity related to SPS, sustainable production systems, and responsible social practices, Kompas quality Consultants, an independent Fresh Produce quality consultancy, specialized in quality assurance & technical services of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the supply chain have been providingtechnical assistance and training to producersin many countrieson a wide range of specialized training services including food safety, crop production practices, crop protection and integrated pest management, safe use of pesticides and compliance with MRLs, postharvest handling of commodities, environmental management and responsible social practices.
In collaboration with COLEACP, Kompas Fresh Produce Quality Consultants is participating in Fit For Market SPS projects in providing:
- Analytical and technical information support services in crop production and crop protection to facilitate compliance of the ACP horticultural industry with the requirements of domestic and international markets
- Support for the development of training and monitoring tools in areas related to sanitary and phytosanitary quality, sustainable production systems and responsible social practices